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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719340/sequence-comparison-of-phor-gyrb-groel-and-chea-genes-as-phylogenetic-markers-for-distinguishing-bacillus-amyloliquefaciens-and-b-subtilis-and-for-identifying-bacillus-strain-b29
#1
C Yu, J Jin, L-Q Meng, H-H Xia, H-F Yuan, J Wang, D-S Yu, X-Y Zhao, C-Q Sha
Given the close genetic relationship between Bacillus amyloliquefaciens and B. subtilis, distinguishing the two solely based on their physiological and biochemical characteristics and 16S rRNA sequences is difficult. Molecular identification was used to discover suitable genes for distinguishing the two bacteria, and to identify the bio-controlling strain B29, due to molecular identification has been paid more and more attention. The similarity of four genes, cheA, gyrB, groEL and phoR, of the two species was compared by the software BLASTN and MAGA, and phylogenetic tree was constructed...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719245/production-of-a-mouse-monoclonal-antibody-against-mortalin-by-whole-cell-immunization
#2
Marzieh Rezaei, Abbas Ghaderi
Pancreatic carcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer death and is characterized by early invasion and metastasis. Advances in molecular biology directed new strategies in targeted therapy using monoclonal antibodies. To identify new biomarkers, we generated a panel of monoclonal antibodies against the newly established cell line, Faraz-ICR, from a patient with acinar cell carcinoma. After immunization of BALB/c female mice with Faraz-ICR cell line and fusion of splenocytes with SP2/0 myeloma cell line, high reactive hybridoma producing antibodies to Faraz-ICR were detected using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunofluorescence staining and flow cytometry...
July 18, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718379/expression-of-embryonic-stem-cell-markers-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#3
Tiphanie Picot, Carmen Mariana Aanei, Amandine Fayard, Pascale Flandrin-Gresta, Sylvie Tondeur, Marina Gouttenoire, Emmanuelle Tavernier-Tardy, Eric Wattel, Denis Guyotat, Lydia Campos
Acute myeloid leukemia is driven by leukemic stem cells which can be identified by cross lineage expression or arrest of differentiation compared to normal hematopoietic stem cells. Self-renewal and lack of differentiation are also features of stem cells and have been associated with the expression of embryonic genes. The aim of our study was to evaluate the expression of embryonic antigens (OCT4, NANOG, SOX2, SSEA1, SSEA3) in hematopoietic stem cell subsets (CD34(+)CD38(-) and CD34(+)CD38(+)) from normal bone marrows and in samples from acute myeloid leukemia patients...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718370/hook1-inhibits-malignancy-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Xu Sun, Qi Zhang, Wei Chen, Qida Hu, Yu Lou, Qi-Han Fu, Jing-Ying Zhang, Yi-Wen Chen, Long-Yun Ye, Yi Wang, Shang-Zhi Xie, Li-Qiang Hu, Ting-Bo Liang, Xue-Li Bai
Hook1 is a member of the hook family of coiled-coil proteins, which is recently found to be associated with malignant tumors. However, its biological function in hepatocellular carcinoma is yet unknown. Here, we evaluated the Hook1 levels in human hepatocellular carcinoma samples and matched peritumoral tissues by real-time polymerase chain reaction. Small interfering RNA knockdown and a transforming growth factor-β-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition model were employed to investigate the biological effects of Hook1 in hepatocellular carcinoma...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718082/low-first-trimester-papp-a-in-ivf-fresh-and-frozen-thawed-pregnancies-likely-due-to-a-biological-cause
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Lauren P Hunt, A M McInerney-Leo, S Sinnott, B Sutton, R Cincotta, G Duncombe, J Chua, M Peterson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to confirm a difference in the first-trimester screen maternal biochemistry and false-positive rates (FPR) between pregnancies conceived spontaneously and those conceived via assisted reproductive technologies (ART). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of the complete population of women (17,889 pregnancies) who had undergone first-trimester screening between January 2004 and September 2009 at three private ultrasound clinics in Queensland, Australia was used in the study...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717873/orchestration-of-h3k27-methylation-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-implication
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Mei-Ren Pan, Ming-Chuan Hsu, Li-Tzong Chen, Wen-Chun Hung
Histone proteins constitute the core component of the nucleosome, the basic unit of chromatin. Chemical modifications of histone proteins affect their interaction with genomic DNA, the accessibility of recognized proteins, and the recruitment of enzymatic complexes to activate or diminish specific transcriptional programs to modulate cellular response to extracellular stimuli or insults. Methylation of histone proteins was demonstrated 50 years ago; however, the biological significance of each methylated residue and the integration between these histone markers are still under intensive investigation...
July 17, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717716/breast-cancer-and-african-ancestry-lessons-learned-at-the-10-year-anniversary-of-the-ghana-michigan-research-partnership-and-international-breast-registry
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Evelyn Jiagge, Joseph Kwaku Oppong, Jessica Bensenhaver, Francis Aitpillah, Kofi Gyan, Ishmael Kyei, Ernest Osei-Bonsu, Ernest Adjei, Michael Ohene-Yeboah, Kathy Toy, Karen Eubanks Jackson, Marian Akpaloo, Dorcas Acheampong, Beatrice Antwi, Faustina Obeng Agyeman, Zainab Alhassan, Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo, Osei Owusu-Afriyie, Robert Newman Brewer, Amma Gyamfuah, Barbara Salem, Timothy Johnson, Max Wicha, Sofia Merajver, Celina Kleer, Judy Pang, Emmanuel Amankwaa-Frempong, Azadeh Stark, Francis Abantanga, Lisa Newman, Baffour Awuah
Women with African ancestry in western, sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States represent a population subset facing an increased risk of being diagnosed with biologically aggressive phenotypes of breast cancer that are negative for the estrogen receptor, the progesterone receptor, and the HER2/neu marker. These tumors are commonly referred to as triple-negative breast cancer. Disparities in breast cancer incidence and outcome related to racial or ethnic identity motivated the establishment of the International Breast Registry, on the basis of partnerships between the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717382/neurological-soft-signs-in-tunisian-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis-and-relation-with-cannabis-use
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Ahmed Mhalla, Bochra Ben Mohamed, Christoph U Correll, Badii Amamou, Anouar Mechri, Lotfi Gaha
BACKGROUND: Neurological soft signs (NSS) are minor non-localizing neurological abnormalities that are conceptualized as neurodevelopmental markers that mediate the biological risk for psychosis. We aimed to explore the relationship between NSS and cannabis use, an environmental risk factor of psychosis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in consecutively admitted patients hospitalized for first-episode psychosis. NSS were assessed by the NSS scale (23 items exploring motor coordination, motor integrative function, sensory integration, involuntary movements or posture, quality of lateralization)...
2017: Annals of General Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717243/the-long-non-coding-rna-loc441204-enhances-cell-growth-in-human-glioma
#9
Tzu-Kang Lin, Chang-Nen Chang, Cheng-Shian Tsai, Yin-Cheng Huang, Yu-Jen Lu, Wei-Jan Chen, Yang-Hsiang Lin, I-Hsiao Chung, Kwang-Huei Lin
Glioma is the most common and aggressive type of brain tumor. While long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are clearly more abundant in human brain than protein-coding genes, the specific roles of lncRNAs and mechanisms underlying their dysregulation in glioma remain unclear. Here, we focused on lncRNAs that are differentially expressed in brain tumor and their potential biological functions. LOC441204, a novel non-coding RNA gene displaying high expression in clinical specimens of brain tumor and significant upregulation in glioma cell lines in microarray analyses, was selected for further study...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717124/hyper-stain-inspector-a-framework-for-robust-registration-and-localised-co-expression-analysis-of-multiple-whole-slide-images-of-serial-histology-sections
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Nicholas Trahearn, David Epstein, Ian Cree, David Snead, Nasir Rajpoot
In this paper, we present a fast method for registration of multiple large, digitised whole-slide images (WSIs) of serial histology sections. Through cross-slide WSI registration, it becomes possible to select and analyse a common visual field across images of several serial section stained with different protein markers. It is, therefore, a critical first step for any downstream co-localised cross-slide analysis. The proposed registration method uses a two-stage approach, first estimating a fast initial alignment using the tissue sections' external boundaries, followed by an efficient refinement process guided by key biological structures within the visual field...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715576/association-of-ozone-exposure-with-cardiorespiratory-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-in-healthy-adults
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Drew B Day, Jianbang Xiang, Jinhan Mo, Feng Li, Mingkei Chung, Jicheng Gong, Charles J Weschler, Pamela A Ohman-Strickland, Jan Sundell, Wenguo Weng, Yinping Zhang, Junfeng Jim Zhang
Importance: Exposure to ozone has been associated with cardiovascular mortality, but the underlying biological mechanisms are not yet understood. Objective: To examine the association between ozone exposure and cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic mechanisms. Design, Setting, and Participants: A longitudinal study involving 89 healthy adult participants living on a work campus in Changsha City, China, was conducted from December 1, 2014, to January 31, 2015...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715416/signatures-of-inflammation-and-impending-multiple-organ-dysfunction-in-the-hyperacute-phase-of-trauma-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Claudia P Cabrera, Joanna Manson, Joanna M Shepherd, Hew D Torrance, David Watson, M Paula Longhi, Mimoza Hoti, Minal B Patel, Michael O'Dwyer, Sussan Nourshargh, Daniel J Pennington, Michael R Barnes, Karim Brohi
BACKGROUND: Severe trauma induces a widespread response of the immune system. This "genomic storm" can lead to poor outcomes, including Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS). MODS carries a high mortality and morbidity rate and adversely affects long-term health outcomes. Contemporary management of MODS is entirely supportive, and no specific therapeutics have been shown to be effective in reducing incidence or severity. The pathogenesis of MODS remains unclear, and several models are proposed, such as excessive inflammation, a second-hit insult, or an imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715370/inducible-t7-rna-polymerase-mediated-multigene-expression-system-pmgx
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Mohamed I Hassan, Fern R McSorley, Kinya Hotta, Christopher N Boddy
Co-expression of multiple proteins is increasingly essential for synthetic biology, studying protein-protein complexes, and characterizing and harnessing biosynthetic pathways. In this manuscript, the use of a highly effective system for the construction of multigene synthetic operons under the control of an inducible T7 RNA polymerase is described. This system allows many genes to be expressed simultaneously from one plasmid. Here, a set of four related vectors, pMGX-A, pMGX-hisA, pMGX-K, and pMGX-hisK, with either the ampicillin or kanamycin resistance selectable marker (A and K) and either possessing or lacking an N-terminal hexahistidine tag (his) are disclosed...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714856/use-of-human-aortic-extracellular-matrix-as-a-scaffold-for-construction-of-patient-specific-tissue-engineered-vascular-patch
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Liping Gao, Mingjun Du, Jingjing Lv, Sebastian Schmull, Ritai Huang, Jun Li
Abstract Synthetic or biologic materials are usually used to repair vascular malformation in congenital heart defects; however, non-autologous materials show both mismatch compliance and antigenicity, as well as a lack of recellularization on its surface. Here, we constructed a tissue-engineered vascular patch (TEVP) using decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold obtained from excised human aorta during surgery, which was seeded with patient-derived bone marrow CD34-positive (CD34+) progenitor cells...
July 17, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714397/prognostic-value-of-copeptin-in-chronic-kidney-disease-from-general-population-to-end-stage-renal-disease
#15
Edyta Golembiewska, Anna Machowska, Peter Stenvinkel, Bengt Lindholm
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), also known as antidiuretic hormone (ADH), is released in response to osmotic and non-osmotic stimuli and plays a key role in many physiologic and pathologic processes. The main function of AVP is the control of fluid homeostasis by inducing water conservation by the kidney, but it also stimulates arteriolar vasoconstriction and the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). These actions are mediated by different AVP receptors located on various target cells. Produced in hypothalamus from a larger precursor, pre-proAVP, AVP is produced in equimolar amounts to copeptin, a glycopeptide with yet unknown biologic function...
July 14, 2017: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714003/microrna%C3%A2-130a-inhibits-growth-and-metastasis-of-osteosarcoma-cells-by-directly-targeting-zeb1
#16
Lankai Yi, Meixiu Liu, Zhiliang Tang
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. microRNAs (miRNAs) have previously been reported to be involved in the carcinogenesis and progression of OS, and may be useful prognostic markers or therapeutic targets for patients with OS. miRNA‑130a has been previously studied in multiple types of human cancer. However, its expression and function in OS has not been well documented. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression, biological functions and molecular mechanisms underlying the effect of miR‑130a in OS...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713618/vanillin-and-4-hydroxybenzyl-alcohol-attenuate-cognitive-impairment-and-the-reduction-of-cell-proliferation-and-neuroblast-differentiation-in-the-dentate-gyrus-in-a-mouse-model-of-scopolamine-induced-amnesia
#17
Yang Hee Kim, Joon Ha Park
4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde (vanillin) and 4-hydroxybenzyl alcohol (4-HBA) are natural phenolic compounds, which present in many plants and have diverse biological properties. In this study, we examined effects of vanillin and 4-HBA on learning and memory function, cell proliferation, and neuroblast differentiation in the hippocampal dentate gyrus in a mouse model of scopolamine-induced amnesia. Scopolamine (SCO; 1 mg/kg/day, intraperitoneally), vanillin, and 4-HBA (40 mg/kg/day, orally) were administered for 28 days...
June 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713441/analysis-of-raw-biofluids-by-mass-spectrometry-using-microfluidic-diffusion-based-separation
#18
Joshua Heinemann, Brigit Noon, Daniel Willems, Katherine Budeski, Brian Bothner
Elucidation and monitoring of biomarkers continues to expand because of their medical value and potential to reduce healthcare costs. For example, biomarkers are used extensively to track physiology associated with drug addiction, disease progression, aging, and industrial processes. While longitudinal analyses are of great value from a biological or healthcare perspective, the cost associated with replicate analyses is preventing the expansion of frequent routine testing. Frequent testing could deepen our understanding of disease emergence and aid adoption of personalized healthcare...
January 21, 2017: Analytical Methods: Advancing Methods and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713401/genome-wide-association-study-reveals-natural-variations-contributing-to-drought-resistance-in-crops
#19
REVIEW
Hongwei Wang, Feng Qin
Crops are often cultivated in regions where they will face environmental adversities; resulting in substantial yield loss which can ultimately lead to food and societal problems. Thus, significant efforts have been made to breed stress tolerant cultivars in an attempt to minimize these problems and to produce more stability with respect to crop yields across broad geographies. Since stress tolerance is a complex and multi-genic trait, advancements with classical breeding approaches have been challenging. On the other hand, molecular breeding, which is based on transgenics, marker-assisted selection and genome editing technologies; holds great promise to enable farmers to better cope with these challenges...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713351/a-genome-wide-association-study-to-identify-diagnostic-markers-for-human-pathogenic-campylobacter-jejuni-strains
#20
Cody J Buchanan, Andrew L Webb, Steven K Mutschall, Peter Kruczkiewicz, Dillon O R Barker, Benjamin M Hetman, Victor P J Gannon, D Wade Abbott, James E Thomas, G Douglas Inglis, Eduardo N Taboada
Campylobacter jejuni is a leading human enteric pathogen worldwide and despite an improved understanding of its biology, ecology, and epidemiology, limited tools exist for identifying strains that are likely to cause disease. In the current study, we used subtyping data in a database representing over 24,000 isolates collected through various surveillance projects in Canada to identify 166 representative genomes from prevalent C. jejuni subtypes for whole genome sequencing. The sequence data was used in a genome-wide association study (GWAS) aimed at identifying accessory gene markers associated with clinically related C...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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